From Apache OpenOffice Wiki
Revision as of 14:09, 15 July 2013 by Lconstantin (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search


This page lists spell checker dictionaries, hyphenation files, and thesauri for OpenOffice.org 2.x.

Documentation caution.png IMPORTANT NOTE: From OpenOffice.org 3.0 on the dictionary wizard is no longer available -- All new dictionaries are now available via the Extensions Repository.

See Extension Dictionaries for how to create dictionary extensions. As an end-user this page is now only useful for those using OpenOffice.org < 3.0, though it still has a role for aiding Linux distribution packagers in collecting what un-bundled linguistic extensions are available.

To install a new dictionary in Vanilla OpenOffice.org 2.x, call "File -> Wizards -> Install new dictionaries" in OpenOffice.org. Then exit and re-start OpenOffice.org, including the Quickstarter (if used). Most of the files on this page are available for installation via the wizard. If not, download the Pack file, and use the "off-line language installation" option of DicOOo wizard.

One user notes: If you have the "wrong" dictionary installed and spell check and other features cannot be supported, you will not receive any warning or notification. At best you can type some gibberish and see if it is underlined, if auto-correct is enabled. Download dictionaries (from the new extensions mechanisms detailed below, not the Web site listed in the help), and change settings in the various dialogues (sorry, not sure which one, there are several language related dialogues) until things work again. However, this didn't work for me but if you have the settings of the majority (eg US English) maybe you won't have to bother.

OpenOffice.org dictionaries in Fedora. In Fedora to install OpenOffice.org, you can use the "Add/Remove Software" application, or you can do this from the command line with e.g. "yum install openoffice.org-writer". Additional language support can then be installed using something like "yum install openoffice.org-langpack-fr" to install French language support which will automatically include spell-checking support where available. A list of currently installed and available language packs can be seen using "yum list openoffice.org-langpack*". Additional dictionaries can also be installed separately using yum, e.g. yum install hunspell-fr.

OpenOffice.org dictionaries wizard in Ubuntu.

If the window is too small when using the File>Wizards>Install new dictionaries then make sure visual effects (compiz) are disabled (that is: change from "Extra" or "Normal" to "None" in Ubuntu System | Settings | Appearance | Visual Effect tab). In order to use this wizard in Ubuntu (tested on Kubuntu 7.10) you need to have the package openoffice.org installed in addition to standard installation of open-office.org-writer and open-office.org-calc. You can do this by typing sudo apt-get install openoffice.org

Adding Resources

Please use the extensions repository -- the resources listed on this page refer to ftp.services.openoffice.org, which will not be maintained anymore.

OpenOffice.org dictionaries in Gentoo.

To install a dictionary, execute the following command as root:

emerge myspell-<lang>

Start OpenOffice. Open Tools -> Options -> Language Settings -> Languages. From the drop-down menu under "Default languages for documents" select a language whose dictionary you've installed.--Dnt2wiki 19:33, 30 September 2008 (CEST)

Tools for dictionary developers:
Spellchecker/Thesaurus: Proofing Tool GUI 2013-07-01.
Spellchecker: Hunspell.
Hyphenator: Hyphen.
Thesaurus: OpenOffice.org MyThes.
Grammar checker: LanguageTool, After the Deadline and Lightproof.

More information on the file formats of dictionaries can be found on the Lingucomponent Project homepage.

Afrikaans (South Africa)

Amharic (Ethiopia)

Arabic (North Africa and Middle East)


Armenian (Eastern)

Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan, Iran)


  • Spelling 2006-10-06 (note: use ANY country code in dictionary.lst, see documentation. anther note: license is absent in the package, so at least some distributions avoid including of this package. Consider adding AUTHORS and License files in this package.)

Belarusian (Belarus )

Bengali (Bangladesh, India)

Breton (France)

Bulgarian (Bulgaria)


  • Spelling OpenOffice.org 3.x extension, release 2.3.0
  • Hyphenation OpenOffice.org 3.x extensions, release 0.9.3
  • Thesaurus OpenOffice.org 3.x extensions, release 1.5.0

Chichewa (Malawi)

Coptic (North Africa)

Croatian (Croatia)

Czech (Czech Republic)

Danish (Denmark)

Dutch (Netherlands)

English (AU,CA,GB,NZ,US,ZA)

For an up-to-data list of available English spelling dictionaries please see misc.aspell.net/wiki/English_Dictionaries

Esperanto (anywhere)

Estonian (Estonia)

Faroese (Faroe Islands)

Persian (Iran)

Fijian (Fiji)

Finnish (Finland)

NOTE: Hunspell is not capable of handling Finnish language properly, so these dictionaries should not be used. Instead, Voikko project should be used, either via Enchant (a recommended spell-checking library for any project, supports also hunspell) or directly in OOo via openoffice.org-voikko provided by the project also.

French (France, ...)

The French project: Dicollecte

About the French spelling reform of 1990, please read:
- Reforms of French orthography (en)
- Réforme de l’orthographe (fr)
- Orthographe recommandée (fr)

OpenOffice.org 3.x extensions:

OpenOffice.org 2.x:

  • Latest dictionaries
  • You can also get them in OOo with Menu File -> Wizards -> Install new dictionaries

Frisian (Netherlands)

  • Spelling (version 0.12) 2007-11-28
  • Pack (version 0.11) 2007-02-22

Friulian (Italy)

Galician (Spain)

Made by Frco. Javier Rial in Mancomun.org

  • Spelling 2008-05-16 Hunspell version.
  • Pack 2008-05-16 Hunspell version.

Gascon (France)

Requires OOo 2.1 or later

German (Germany, ...)

Greek (Greece)

Gujarati (India)

Hawaiian (United States)

Hebrew (Israel)

Hindi (India)

  • Spelling 2005-01-27
  • HindiWriter includes a Hindi Spell Checker(engine and dictionary) that works with OpenOffice.org 2.0 for Windows.
  • Pack 2007-02-19

Hungarian (Hungary)

  • Extensions:
    • Hungarian Dictionary Pack for OpenOffice 3.0 or later. Contains Hungarian spellchecking dictionary, hyphenation patterns & thesaurus.
    • Lightproof grammar checker (Hungarian rules are included)
  • Spelling:
  • Hyphenation 2006-12-13
  • Thesaurus 2003-09-29, NOTE: works with OpenOffice.org 1.x only!
  • Pack:
    • Pack requires OpenOffice.org 2.0.2 or later, 2008-03-15
    • Pack requires OpenOffice.org 2.1 or later (for Unicode non-standard hyphenation) 2008-03-15
    • Pack 2004-04-02

Icelandic (Iceland)

Indonesian (Indonesia)

Interlingua (x-register)

Irish (Ireland)

Italian (Italy)

You can find how to install Italian dictionaries in the dictionary home page (Italian language only).

Per sapere come fare ad installare i dizionari qui sotto riportati andare all'home page dello strumento linguistico desiderato (solo in lingua italiana).

Kashubian (Poland)

Khmer (Cambodia)

Kinyarwanda (Rwanda)

Kiswahili (East Africa)


Kurdish (Syria)

Latin (x-register)

  • OOo Pack 2002-05-05
  • Latin Dictionary for Thunderbird download and save the file, then change the .xpi extension to .zip and decompress to get the dictionary files. (This dictionary is much more comprehensive than the OpenOffice.org pack listed above). 2011-1-24

Latvian (Latvia)

Lingala (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Lithuanian (Lithuania)

Luxembourgish (Luxembourg)

Malagasy (Madagascar)

Malay (Malaysia)

Māori (Aotearoa)

Te Papakupu Māori should be considered the source for Māori dictionaries from now on. The following packages are being auto-generated:

Contact me if you would like tailored packages auto-generated for upstream projects.

-- Kiharoa

Macedonian (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

Marathi (India)

Malayalam (India)

Mongolian (Mongolia)

  • Spelling 2008-07-29 (see the attachment)

Ndebele (South Africa)

Nepali (Nepal)

Northern Sotho (South Africa)

Norwegian (Norway)

Occitan (France)

Oriya (India)

Papiamentu (Netherlands Antilles)

  • no information yet

Persian (Iran)

Polish (Poland)

Portuguese (Portugal + Brasil)

Punjabi (India)

Quechua (Bolivia)

  • Pack (Spelling) 2007-05-09

Quichua (Ecuador)

  • Pack AWAITING STORAGE (Spelling) 2009-03-02

Romanian (Romania)

OpenOffice.org 3.x extensions / Extensii OpenOffice.org 3.x:

Extensii OpenOffice.org 3.x cu sedile (pentru sistemele vechi precum Windows XP):

Toate extensiile cuprind un corector ortografic, un dicționar de sinonime, și un dicționar de despărțire în silabe. În cazul în care se dorește compatibilitatea cu utilizatorii care folosesc platforme cu suport incomplet pentru limba română (precum Windows XP), se recomandă folosirea dicționarelor împreună cu extensia Diacritice românești. Această extensie permite introducerea caracterelor diacritice românești și conversia textului dintr-un format de caractere în altul. Suport pentru autocorectare este de asemenea disponibil.

Source Code (latest release):

Русский (Россия)

Русский перевод данной страницы / Russian translation of this page: Словари

OpenOffice.org 2.x:


Scottish Gaelic (Scotland)

Serbian (Serbia, Republic Srpska)

Spelling and Hyphenation packages includes both Cyrillic (sr) and Latin (sh) support.

Setswana (Africa)

Sinhala (Sri Lanka)

Slovak (Slovakia)

For other information/files please check sk-spell project or openoffice.org-sk

Slovenian (Slovenia)

Southern Sotho (South Africa)

Spanish (Spain, ...)

For IE7Pro Spellchecker

Swazi/Swati (South Africa)

Swedish (Sweden)

Senaste versionen
Besök den svenska webbplatsen på: sv.openoffice.org

OpenOffice.org 2
Avstavning (Hyphenation) 2003-08-14

Tagalog (Philippines)

Tamil (India)

Tetum (Indonesia)

Thai (Thailand)

Tsonga (South Africa)

Ukrainian (Ukraine)

Urdu (Pakistan, India)

also bound to Urdu (India)

Uzbek (Uzbekistan)

Venda (South Africa)

Vietnamese (Vietnam)

Wayunaiki (Venezuela)

Welsh (Wales)

Xhosa (South Africa)

Yiddish (International)

Zulu (Africa)

Personal tools
In other languages